There’s never a bad time to snack on something sweet. And something sweet here in New York means that you can have your pick of the best of the best. There are some many shops and bakeries, so much sweet stuff you can choose from, I’m going to make it easier for you. In addition to an earlier blog on sweet things, and my earlier blog on donuts, here is one more to alert you to the sweets with the best of ingredients, prepared with the highest care. I sampled all of what I’m posting below, and it was all incredible!
Most of us heard about this bakery by the of recommendation of Chef Tom Coliccchio, head judge of the Bravo TV show Top Chef. Being a big fan of the show, and having dined at 4 of his restaurants, I trust his judgment, and went to get some sweet stuff. I asked them to give me whatever Tom Colicchio would order, and ended up with a Brioche Doughnut, an Old-Fashioned Doughnut, a Vanilla Choux, and slice of Cheesecake. It was all duper delicious, puffy and rich. My favorite was definitely the cheesecake, dense and creamy, it was heavenly.
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Get your butt on the L Train, because we’re going to Williamsburg. Don’t be afraid, it’s only one stop from Manhattan, a literal hop and a skip. Williamsburg is the new East Village, and good restaurants are plenty. And good donuts as well! Walk towards Greenpoint on Bedford Avenue, make a left on N 12th Street, and you’re right there. Chef Wylie Dufresne, formerly of wd-50 and Alder restaurants, owns and operates as Executive Chef in this Donught Bakery. He has won and been nominated for several James Beard Awards, His forte is molecular gastronomy, which earned him the nick name the Magician. The Doughnuts here are different and delicious, with traditional flavors yet with a kick. They are dense and cake-like, the frosting tastes like whatever it’s advertised as, not just like sugar. If it says strawberry , then you will taste strawberry. It’s a cut above, it’s a treat, it’s a must-try. Get the best-seller dozen! It’s well worth it.
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This bakery on the Lower Eastside is as different as I have seen. A (very) long counter displays all their goods in this modern and minimalistic store, but go early, they tend to be sold out later in the afternoon. Their goods are beautiful and off beat, colorful and instagram worthy. My choices were: Better Than a Pumpkin Spiced Brioche, Super New Thing, Dulce de Leche Croissant, and an Almond Croissant. Delicious and picturesque!
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